Sunday, 26 February 2012

Prasar Bharati gets a new CEO

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Jawhar Sircar took over the CEO of Prasar Bharati on 22 February 2012. On taking over the organization he said that his priority would be to "spice up" the news screen while focusing on personnel issues. Sircar, a 1975 IAS officer, was holding the position of Union culture secretary till now. He also indicated that digitization of Doordarshan and All India Radio would be high on his agenda. 

Commenting on filling up the key vacancies of 200-3000 posts, he said, "I have been told that there are nearly 14,000 vacancies if you take the original sanction" and added that a task force had re-evaluated the number of critical posts to be filled up immediately. 

When questioned on the financial burden that the public broadcaster had on the public exchequer Sircar said that "re-visioning" of Prasar Bharati was a two-way process and could only be done through a system of rewarding those who worked hard. 

Sircar succeeds B S Lalli, whose tenure ended in the wake of allegations of irregularities. In the interim period, Rajiv Takru, additional secretary in I&B ministry, was holding the additional charge. 

He has been actively associated with many cultural and academic bodies like the Asiatic Society, the Victoria Memorial, the Centre for Archaeological Studies, the Kolkata Museum of Modern Art and the Indian Anthropological Society.




  so we are in hope to get more channels in dd dth soon.

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